Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Boat Yard

Marker ID: THC 1A 4
Location: U.S. 11W, Sullivan County, south of Kingsport
County: Sullivan
Coordinates: N 36° 33.058    W 082° 35.679
  36.55096666    -82.59465
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4QAM


To the south, along the banks of the Holston River, a famous gateway to the West, the Boat Yard had a major role in the history of the South. It was the head of navigation on the Holston from 1768 to 1850, an important commercial port and the point of departure for travelers and emigrants.